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"A place you can live your life and enjoy having a family and yet still make a living working."

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Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

I like the fact I can work from home. I like that Cisco wants us to have a family life and not just a working life.

Cons

If your a contractor you are stuck! there's no growth opportunities even though they claim there is.They lose out on a lot of talented internal workers because the company is so big and rather than empowering a contractor that is already here they look for externally talent.

Advice to Management

Cisco has some of the best talented people already working for you. Instead of promoting jobs externally look within your own contractors that are already here. It's easier for me to quit and be considered at Cisco than being a contractor trying to get that full time job. Contractors have talent we just aren't given the chance or our bosses aren't given the reqs to hire us.

Other Employee Reviews for Cisco Systems

  1. "not great anymore"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    largest networking company in the world

    Cons

    disfunction and petty politics
    stalled stock/growth


  2. "Working with some of the sharpest, most professional individuals."

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    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cisco Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Every person I ever came into contact at any department was a top performer, very professional and focused. Company benefits are exemplary and depending on your area of work, you could be doing extremely significant work of great value worldwide.

    Cons

    It is a fast-paced environment, if you don't like challenges or can work on your best every day, you should re-consider.

    Advice to Management

    I think for certain technical positions it would be very advantageous to rotate them to different technology areas within the company, so they can be exposed to all that Cisco does first hand.

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